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The Southern Oregon Guild of Artists & Artisans is seeking proposals from creative people in the Illinois Valley and Josephine County to deliver online workshops on Thursday evenings from 6-8pm this fall, starting in mid-October, as part of our "Creative Community" series.
We use the term "arts" and "artists" in a broad sense, encompassing all forms of creative practice and thinking. And, you don't have to be an expert!
We are looking for proposals that can happen via Zoom and are interactive, engaging, and encourage connections among participants. Your idea might involve just one Zoom meeting or several. We aim to create opportunities for exploration and to strengthen the creative community in southern Oregon’s Josephine County, especially in the Illinois Valley.
The Guild will provide support in coming up with ideas, facilitation, Zoom access, promotion and outreach, and a small stipend, depending on participation. Workshops will be offered for free with a suggested donation; 10% of the donations will go to the presenter with a $50 minimum guaranteed.
Strong proposals might explore:
We hope to engage and showcase how creative expression in its innumerable forms threads throughout the community. Accessibility and interest for all age groups (children through senior adults) is a definite plus for proposals.
The password for both meetings is CREATE.
An Exploratory On-line Multi-age (middle school and up) workshop to explore what happens when you engage the “other” part of your brain.
Join the Southern Oregon Guild in a fun and engaging on-line group experience. Using the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, the facilitators and participants will learn and become inspired together.
We’ll explore learning in a new way — by going through an unusual process together and sharing our experiences
We’ll discover, what happens when what we’re doing, and how we are doing it engages our “right” brain
We’ll experience a different kind of learning “success” and challenge personal “I can’t” myths.
We’ll begin to appreciate why early childhood “scribbling” is so important to later language development and why the dominance of “left” brain activity in our culture creates roadblocks to both learning and creativity...
All the while engaging in an approach to drawing that has the potential to bring forth both new skill and a new understanding and enjoyment of the creative process
In other words, we will improve our drawing skills and much, much more
To explore together a unique approach to learning to draw or to enhancing your current ability. And, to open new ways of seeing and of understanding that can magnify your confidence to explore different outlets and avenues for your creativity.
During the first meeting we will poll participants to determine the best day and time for weekly meetings. The first meeting will be Monday, September 21 at 7:00 PM and the series will be finished before Thanksgiving. Don’t worry if you miss a class, a Zoom recording will be available so you will not miss out on all the fun.
This will be a workshop conducted through Zoom. You will need to have a computer or other internet-ready device. Enjoyment and interaction are best when participants’ devices have a camera. When you join the workshop, you will receive email confirmation of your registration and a meeting link to click and voila! -- you will be able to join in this online adventure.
A copy of the 4th edition of the book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, by Betty Edwards,(available in local bookstores or online) plus paper, pencil, and a few other common items as we work through the book.
We are offering this workshop on a sliding scale ($10 to $50). The Guild has many expenses whether the Gallery is open or not, so any amount, large or small, is greatly appreciated. If cash payment is not an option, please contact us at 541-649-3858 to explore a trade.
Click the "registration" button to register and select the pay you are most comfortable with on the sliding scale.
If you are interested in applying for Active membership in the Southern Oregon Guild of Artists and Artisans and have not yet met with a Guild Board member, contact us through Guild President, Joyce Abrams, to arrange a meeting to show your work and have your questions answered.
Or, you can pick up an application at the Guild Gallery and Art Center, learn about the Guild from the Gallery Host, and arrange to meet with a Board member.
The Guild Headquarters is located on the Rogue Community College Kerby Campus
Address: 24353 Redwood Highway, Kerby, Oregon.
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.